Dr. Denny Berger
Dr. Berger comes to Martin Chiropractic from Grove City, OH where he enjoyed many successful years in his own practice. Joining him are his wife, Penny, and daughter Chelsea. Dr. Berger is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic. His undergraduate work was done at Columbus State and Ohio Dominican University. Dr. Berger comes from a family tradition of chiropractic. His grandfather was a leading chiropractor in the state of California. In Ohio, Dr. Berger was instrumental in establishing training and education for young doctors through the Ohio State Chiropractic Association. He is also a Senior Consultant with Integrity Management, an organization that helps chiropractors throughout the country to have successful practices and to insure their patients have the best care possible. Dr. Berger has a sincere desire to help the people of this area to see the benefits that chiropractic can bring to their health and lives.
Country Line Dancing
Wava is a resident of Frankenmuth with a passion for Country Line Dancing. She finds line dancing an extremely fun way to get exercise for the body and mind. Going to a gym is not a fun activity for Wava, it’s more like a chore. She believes line dancing is great for working on memory skills, cardio activity, balance, and social connections that we all need to stay happy and fit! Wava has held country line dancing session for Frankenmuth Community Education, Frankenmuth’s Big Country Fest, Frankenmuth Chamber summer activities on the Chamber Platz, and the Frankenmuth Women’s Expo.
Wava is a member of the Frankenmuth Lions. She has a grown daughter, son-in-law and grandson that live in Frankenmuth, a son who is married, as well as a nine year old that attends List Elementary. She has to keep fit to keep up with her youngest! Wava also tries to schedule “Line Dancing Field Trips” for her group to “establishments” that hold line dancing activities. These field trips are not sponsored by Frankenmuth Community Education.
Come join her group to meet new friends and dance your way to fitness. You don’t need to have experience with dancing, you just need to like having fun! Laughing during class is encouraged.
In 1988 Joni's husband decided he wanted to become a private pilot, but was concerned about taking a ground school course at Mott College . They both enrolled, so Joni could help him pass the course, so he could fulfill his dream of flying. Little did she know then she would get hooked and want to learn more. That's what she loves the most about flying, is it's a continual learning process.
She has been a flight instructor for over 12 years, and can help you fulfill your dream of becoming a private pilot, commercial pilot, flight instructor, or even learn how to fly a taildragger airplane. According to Joni, Frankenmuth is the perfect place to learn how to fly, you'll learn the basics of flying from a grass strip, then receive training in an air traffic controlled environment at Flint, Lansing, Pontiac, Detroit and Jackson.
Joni has experience as a commercial pilot, multi-engine rating, instrument rating, is a certified flight instructor and advanced ground instructor. So, if you're looking to spread your wings and soar this is the class for you.
Judy's dance career began when she started competitive gymnastics at age 11. Since that time, she has coached gymnastics for 38 years, which included dance. In 1998 she began "ballroom dancing' and as she puts it "fell in love" after her first waltz lesson.
Since that time, she has been teaching dance with Steve Reynolds at Studio 110, in downtown Clio. She and Steve also dance competitively and train other students to do the same.
Are you looking for something that's fun, educational and helps build your confidence, body awareness and coordination? Then ballroom dancing maybe for you. Judy's looking forward to meeting you in the dance class soon.
Kip Ferguson, originally from Saginaw, has recently relocated to Frankenmuth by way of Tawas. Kip has been working on computers for over 30 years and training for over 20 years. He grew up working on Apple computers and made the transition to PCs in college. While working in various settings and industries he has had the opportunity to work with most off the shelf products as well as many industry specific software packages. He has taught hundreds of classes in the Microsoft Office suite and also served as a trainer for court, jail, and health insurance software. In addition to desktop applications, Kip also works on the internet with various social media applications and has built several websites. While he enjoys computers, teaching is his passion. He is a member of Toastmasters and is always working to improve his presentation skills
Rosemary Hayes was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1983. Rosemary moved to Mid-Michigan in 2000 and has been inspired to paint watecolor by the beauty of the rula landscape adn nature of Mid-Michigan. She has taught watercolor for 4 years for adult education courses. Rosemary has won 4 regional art awards in Midland, Saginaw, and Clio, Michigan.
In addition to teaching, she is currently focussing on paiting watercolor portraits of people and their pets.
Cassey, Hilltop Barn, Columbiaville, has been teaching enrichment classes and workshops for over the last 30 years. She currently teaches for several school districts and nature centers, along with our Community Education programs. When Hilltop Barn is open from May to October, she features wildgathereing walks, and workshops on a variety of garden art and programs on herbs.
Along with her love of nature, she is on the board of Great Lakes Herb Business Association, and a member of Michigan Herb Society. She also travels presenting workshops and lectures to professional groups and other herb businesses.
Watch our Community Education brochure to see what exciting class Cassie will teach next.
Dr. Ed Martin
Dr. Ed Martin, a native to the area, graduated from Birch Run High School, and completed his undergraduate training at Saginaw Valley State University. He earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in September of 1988. Upon graduation, he opened his practice in Bridgeport. He won the Clinical Excellence Award in 2001 from Kats Management, and is currently a senior consultant with Integrity Management, the worlds largest chiropractic consulting firm. Dr. Martin had a goal as a third grade boy to become a chiropractor. Now, he is enjoying the exciting reality of achieving that dream.
Dick and his wife Alice, are currently residents of Birch Run, where Dick is employed at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
He and Alice got the Square Dance bug in1989, and Dick started calling in 1998. They began teaching Square Dancing in 1999 and Dick is currently the caller for the Bavarian Square Dancers Club. The club usually meets on the 2nd and 3rd Fridays of each month at Rittmueller School . They not only have fun, but they have also danced at State and National Conventions.
They enjoy teaching and the chance to introduce others to dance. So, if you are looking to meet new people, get some exercise and have a good time, take a look at our Square Dancing classes.
Sakeena (Susan Parker) has been studying the art of belly dance for several years. She has taking weekly instruction with a variety of local instructors in addition to hundreds of hours of workshops and seminars with professional dancers from around the United States. In addition to many local performances and demonstrations, she has performed weekly at the Michigan Renaissance festival for the past three years, and has recently been featured as the "Queen of Gypsies" at the first annual Mid-Michigan Renaissance Festival. She is a certified group fitness instructor and has been teaching belly dance classes locally for two years
Barbara is a certified Mary Owens instructor. She has been painting for nearly 20 years in oil, acrylic, enamels and watercolors. Six years ago she took a class using Mary Owen's technique. She knew right there and then she wanted to teach. She states: "This is a wonderful way to begin painting and a great confidence builder." Barbara teaches in her home studio as well as traveling to other areas.